Category Archives: Sunday is Coming!

A brief reflection on the coming Sunday’s scripture reading written by the 2 Bald Pastors.

Sunday is Coming! “Who is Jesus?” Mark 8:27-38

“Who do people say that I am?” (Mark 8:27b) It may seem simple to ask: “Who is Jesus?” – but such a query can generate a multiplicity of responses. One might answer by examining the symbol that framed his life … Continue reading

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Sunday is coming! “Jesus goes on a mission trip” Mark 7:24-37

“Be opened.” (Mark 7:34b) The setting for these two healing stories takes place in Tyre, Sidon (in modern-day Lebanon) and the Decapolis (in modern-day Jordan) among foreign people outside the boundaries of Israel, beyond Galilee, and beyond the fight Jesus … Continue reading

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Sunday is Coming! “Keeping Your Hands Dirty” Mark 7:1-8, 14-15, 21-23

“So the Pharisees and the scribes asked (Jesus), ‘Why do your disciples not live according to the tradition of the elders but eat with defiled hands?” (Mark 7:5) “Then (Jesus) called the crowd again and said to them, ‘Listen to … Continue reading

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Sunday is coming! “Trusting an external Word” John 6:56-69

“Lord to who can we go? You have the words of eternal life.” (John 6:68) Some of us may hear an echo in Peter’s question from our liturgical tradition that includes this verse in the “Alleluia” we sing as we … Continue reading

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Sunday is coming! “What if it’s true?” John 6:51-58

“Those who eat my flesh and drink my blood have eternal life, and I will raise them up on the last day; for my flesh is true true food and my blood is true drink.” (John 6:54-55) The promise sounds … Continue reading

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Sunday is Coming! “Focus on the Bread, not on the bread” (John 6:24-35)

“‘Do not work for the food that perishes, but for the food that leads to eternal life, which the Son of Man will give you. For it is on him that the Father has set his seal.’ Then they said … Continue reading

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Sunday is coming! “Scarcity or Abundance?” John 6:1-21

“Philip answered him, ‘Six months wages would not buy enough bread for each of them to get a little.’” (John 6:7) Two competing world-views come to light in the “sign” of the feeding of the five thousand: Are resources limited, … Continue reading

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